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Study Report

Study Number: SB-515-001-1-1-International-ICPSR-1980

Subject Area: Social and Occupational Mobility

Bibliographic Citation: Class structure and class consciousness: merged multi-national file [1980].  [machine-readable data file] / Wright, Erik O.  [principal investigator(s)] / Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research  [distributor].

Originating Archive Number: 8413

Comments: The most up-to-date edition of these data can be obtained via ICPSR; see the study folder for more information.

Access Status: Access limited to UW-Madison campus

Documentation: 1 volume hard copy; machine-readable dictionary; microfiche

Abstract: Data collected in these surveys measure how such social concepts as authority, autonomy, and hierarchy relate to the social, economic, and occupational positions of individuals, thus providing a systematic means for analyzing social class structure. A battery of questions addressed work-related issues such as supervision, decision-making, autonomy, respondent's formal position in the hierarchy, ownership, credentials, and income. Other work-related data describe the size, industrial sector, and government or corporate linkages of the individual's employer. Further information was gathered on the class origins of the respondent's family and of the families of the respondent's spouse and friends. Data on class-related experiences such as unemployment and union participation were also collected, as well as data on the division of power and labor in the household. In addition, the survey contained a broad range of questions on social and political attitudes and on the respondent's political participation.

SOURCE: personal and telephone interviews, and mail surveys

UNIVERSE: In United States: Adults 18 years and older who were either working, not working but wanting to work, or housewives with working spouses. In Sweden: Adults between the ages of 18-65 who were in the work force. In Norway: People between the ages of 16-66 who were either employed, unemployed, or housewives. In Canada: Non-institutionalized and non-disabled adult population between the ages of 15-65 who were either employed, unemployed or housewives. In Finland: Adult population between the ages of 18-65 who were employed, unemployed or housewives.

SAMPLE: In United States: two-stage cluster sample of telephone numbers in the coterminus United States. In Sweden: sample drawn from National Register of the Population. In Norway: stratified random sample. In Canada: multi-stage replicated probability samples. In Finland: stratified random sample from the population register.

EXTENT OF COLLECTION: 1 data file + machine-readable documentation + SPSS Control Cards.

RESTRICTIONS: Background information on each respondent was collected but some of these variable have been recoded to missing data in order to protect the anonymity of the respondents. These variables are described in the documentation available from ICPSR, and researchers interested in these particular variables may request ICPSR to conduct specific data analyses using them. Such requests will be processed according to the standard policies of ICPSR.

DATA TYPE: survey data

DATA FORMAT: OSIRIS and Card Image, with SPSS Control Cards for each

TIME PERIOD: 1980-1983


FUNDING AGENCY: National Science Foundation.

GRANT NUMBER: SES-8208238,SES-7812189, and SES-8318586.

SUBJECT TERMS: class identity. income. political attitudes and behavior. political participation. social attitudes and behavior. social class structure. social stratification. unemployment. unions. work. workers. working conditions. United States.

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